Nov 23, 2012 12:00am PST
the head after he went to her defense. at one point doctors said his brain wound was so severe they gave him only a 25% chance of living. he was in a medically induced coma for almost a mont month. but the young man was fighting silently for his life. he was making small but significant victories. 4 days ago as they took his breathing tube off his mouth he uttered his first words. >> i wept there and i told him could you say hi mom and he said hi mom and that was, brought me to tears. >>reporter: benjamin transferred to uc san francisco yesterday. then today another giant step. literally. >> ready? >>reporter: young man tack his first step. nurse calls it miraculous. >> very amazing. it's pretty rare. he's pretty good fighter i think. >> ready to come home soon ben? get in your is in cozy ben bed. >>reporter: his family now enjoying tender moments with hip. operate miss continuing that he will recover fully. >> everyone said they missouri smile. >> we sold your truck. >> no. >>reporter: benjamin now even able to smile at his brother's jokes. >> look at him now. that's the good part.